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Air Force or Colorado College Hockey?

 
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Minutemen4Life
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Air Force or Colorado College Hockey? Reply with quote

College Hockey Friends,

I have an opportunity later this year to go out to Colorado Springs on a Friday. Therefore, I want to take in a college hockey game while I'm out there. Air Force and Colorado College have home games the night I'm in Colorado Springs.

Which game do you recommend I attend?

I was thinking CC is the more unique experience but I was hoping to get an opinion from some of our posters who have been out there.

Thanks!

P.S. - Denver is away that weekend so that's not an option.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is each team playing?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough call, I'd probably go to CC, but Air Force probably isn't a bad take either.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've made the trip to Colorado Springs a couple of times to see UMass play CC. It's always a fun time. They play their games at The World Arena, which is pretty nice. They have very loyal fans and always draw well. CC is always a top team and this season they start out ranked 8th. The Arena is not far from downtown. Some cool bars and restaraunts. IIRC, Air Force is a few miles north of the city. We've never seen a game there, so don't know much about it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll probably see better hockey at CC. You'll probably have better access to tickets at Air Force (because who the hell wants to see UConn hockey?).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the tips so far!

CC plays Bemidji State and Air Force plays Niagara.

Sounds like the consensus is CC. My hotel is walking distance from the World Arena so that'll be easy for me to get to.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CC's arena is much nicer, but there is something really cool about the Cadet Ice Rink. If you want to see Colorado hockey at it's best - and can't make it to a Pioneers game - Colorado College is your best bet.

If you do ever get a chance, you have to see a game at Denver. The campus and arena are really something to behold. I would have been there for law school, but, um, I wasn't a viable candidate.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ironically enough DU is in Boston that weekend with back-to-back games against CHU and BU.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minutemen4Life wrote:
Thanks for all the tips so far!

CC plays Bemidji State and Air Force plays Niagara.

Sounds like the consensus is CC. My hotel is walking distance from the World Arena so that'll be easy for me to get to.


Hotel makes it an easy decision....however I went out there once and have been to both. World Arena is a nice albeit cookie cutter stale arena. Up the road, Air Force's arena, when I was there, is something like Tate Arena at Army. If it were Wisco or Minny coming to town, seeing CC host would be a no brainer, but...

Treat yourself to the Air Force campus in the day and drive by the football stadium especially. Beautiful.
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